New Books Network

David McCraw, “Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts” (All Points Books, 2019)
The First Amendment and a strong Fourth Estate are essential to a healthy democracy. David McCraw spends his days making sure that journalists can do their work in the United States and around the world. This includes responding to libel suits and legal threats, reviewing stories that are likely to... Read More
Anne Nelson, “Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right” (Bloomsbury, 2019)
What is the most important organization you’ve never heard of? Anne Nelson has an answer: the Council for National Policy. Nelson is Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and author of Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right (Bloomsbury, 2019).... Read More
Andrea Pitzer, “One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps” (Little, Brown and Company, 2017)
Andrea Pitzer talks about her book One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps (Little, Brown and Company, 2017), one of Smithsonian Magazine’s Ten Best History Books for 2017. While concentration camps may not seem to have much to do with travel and exploration, travel and forced detention are... Read More
Andrew Hobbs, “A Fleet Street In Every Town: The Provincial Press in England, 1855-1900” (Open Book, 2018)
The dominance of the London press in the British national media has long overshadowed the presence of local newspapers in Great Britain and the roles they played in their communities. As Andrew Hobbs demonstrates in his book A Fleet Street In Every Town: The Provincial Press in England, 1855-1900 (Open... Read More
Joanna Lillis, “Dark Shadows: Inside the Secret World of Kazakhstan” (I. B. Tauris, 2018)
Joanna Lillis’ Dark Shadows, Inside the Secret World of Kazakhstan (I. B. Tauris, 2018) takes the reader on a penetrating, colourfully written journey into the recesses of a little known Central Asian nation on the frontier of tectonic shifts across Eurasia. Kazakhstan, a sparsely populated oil-rich former Soviet republic that... Read More
Anastasia Denisova, “Internet Memes and Society: Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts” (Routledge, 2019)
How have memes changed politics? In Internet Memes and Society: Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts (Routledge, 2019), Anastasia Denisova, a lecturer in journalism at the University of Westminster, gives both a history of internet memes as well as an analysis of key case studies of their impact on politics and... Read More
Seth J. Frantzman, “After Isis: America, Iran and the Struggle for the Middle East” (Gefen, 2019)
The enterprise of journalism is in crisis. Today’s journalists face accusations of “fake news” on the one hand, and harassment, arrest, and even the murder of reporters on the other. At the same time, we who rely on journalists for information, are constantly bombarded by breaking news. Confronted by video... Read More